Clever is an eight year old boy living with his mother and five siblings in Uganda. His father died eight years ago. His mother is a teacher who struggles earning enough income to support her large family. Clever would like in the future to become a pilot. Support will allow him to attend the Childcare Development Center where he will receive an education, healthcare and nutritional food.
Uganda is a landlocked country in Africa. The majority of the population is Christian and there are a large number of Muslims. Witchcraft and animism are still believed and practiced in certain areas as well. Poverty is rampant throughout the country as well as a lack of education. Sickness and disease are prevalent and many lack the means to receive medical treatment. Often children suffer from malnutrition. Many struggle with drug use and alcoholism. It’s common for families to be torn apart due to divorce and separation.